Transportation Town Hall

December 04, 2014

TRANSPORTATION TOWN HALL

I will be convening a town hall meeting on transportation in December to investigate how California can finance highway maintenance as the gas tax revenue, the main funding source for road improvements, continues to fall. This hearing will consider the pros and cons of various strategies to increase the amount of funding available for transportation projects.

The residents of Senate District 15 are invited to attend this hearing to understand the challenges and possible solutions we face as California grapples with the question of how to pay for road repairs and maintenance. Below is the time and place of the town hall.

Transportation Town Hall
Thursday, Dec. 4; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bascom Community Center, multi-purpose room
1000 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose
RSVP at: frances.herbert@sen.ca.gov


AGENDA

Town Hall: Options for Funding Transportation Projects

Senator Jim Beall

Bascom Community Center, Multi-purpose Room

1000 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA

December 4, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Agenda

 

I.              Background on Funding for Transportation Projects

·         James Hacker, Fiscal and Policy Analyst, Legislative Analyst’s Office

·         Anthony Simbol, Deputy Legislative Analyst, Corrections, Transportation, and Environment

II.            Update on Administrative Efforts Regarding Reform and Financing

·         Brian Annis, Undersecretary, California State Transportation Agency

III.           Options for Funding Transportation Projects and Commentary

                Overview:

·         Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Director, Mineta Transportation Institute National Transportation Finance Center

            Commentary:

·         Brian Annis, Undersecretary, California State Transportation Agency

·         Deputy District 4 Director for Maintenance, California Department of Transportation

·         Jim Ortbal, Deputy Director of Transportation for the City of San Jose

·         John Ristow, Director of Planning & Program Development, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

·         Josh Shaw, Executive Director, California Transit Association

·         Ted Toppin, Legislative Director, Professional Engineers in California Government

·         Keith Dunn, Executive Director, Self-Help Counties Coalition

·         Jeremy Fraysse, Fiscal and Policy Analyst, Legislative Analyst’s Office

 

IV.          Public Comment

BACKGROUND PAPER